In class, it is time to change seats. Some girls hope to sit beside the Black Prince. Before Haruto sits in front of Yu but this time around, he is quite far. Haruto is sitting across her with Kaji in front of him and Maiko behind him. Kaji is happy that he is seatmates with Haruto. Haruto asks him what happened to his nose. Kaji happily ask if he is concerned about him. Haruto says no. Then, there is a strong wind blowing into the room so someone asks Maiko to close the window. Maiko had a hard time with it. To everyone’s surprise, Haruto helped her. Kaji squeals that Haruto is so nice. Haruto tells him that he’s annoying. Maiko is blushing over this as well as Yu. In the toilet, Yu laments about falling in love with the same guy with her friend and that is the most most ‘cannot be’. Looking at the mirror, she tells herself that she was mistaken for that is the black devil..she doesn’t like him, she doesn’t like him..blush..and she has to concede for having that kind of expression. She wonders if it is better to tell Maiko about it. She goes out and meets with Kanei. He says that he finally meets her and he had resolutely taken the exam. Since Yu is dumbfounded, he says that didn’t she say that one can change. Yu says that even if she said that but it is too shocking. She asks if it is okay for him to be in the same school as Haruto. He admits that he is really scared but didn’t Haruto help him during the sports festival..
Kanei says that he was very happy at that time that he notice that it is only he who is resenting Haruto all by himself and actually, he isn’t a devil.. Yu smiles and says is that so. Focusing on the girls at the side, Kanei says that in the end, the girls here are really good and it’s great that he came here. Yu thinks that his mood really changes fast~~ Grabbing her shoulders, Kanei says that this time, during high school, he’ll definitely fall in love <- used to be in an exclusive boy school. He tells her that she ought to have a lot of experience so teach him a lot of things. Just when Yu said that she isn’t.., she bumps into Haruto. Upon seeing Kanei, Haruto goes to him and asks why he is here. Blushing and her heart beating fast, Yu immediately turned around and told her heart to be quiet. Kanei tries to go to Yuu and whispers that he doesn’t understand what’s up with her.. but Haruto grabs his head and asks where is he paying attention to, does he plan on troubling Yu again. Backing away, Kanei apologizes for what happened during the sports festival and right now, he just transferred school..he’ll be under his care [/yoroshiku].. Then, Kanei runs off. Yu has calmed down so she turned around to call Kanei only to find Haruto there. He asks her what she is staring of for.
Yu suddenly falls down on the floor. [<- knees weaken] She calls herself stupid for being moved that much as she hopes to be like her normal self like the usual.. With some fangirls, Takumi sees the two. Haruto asks Yu where her usual imposing manner had gone to, stupid dog. Blushing really red, Yu couldn’t say it out. Haruto turns around. Takumi asks what happened leaving Yu at the side.. Haruto says that it’s boring. Takumi asks what he mean.. The he looks surprised over Yu’s expression as she stands up. Yu tells herself that it is no good, because in case it is found out that she likes him..she would become like that.. During a volleyball game, someone shouts that she’s passing the ball to Yu. The ball hits Yu’s face. After Yu’s bloody nose is treated, Maiko asks if she is okay. Yu assures her that she is. Maiko asks her what happened and she can tell it to her. Just when Yu is stammering, they were interrupted by the fangirls’ screaming over giving Takumi some snacks from their cooking class. After Takumi accepts them, he looks serious until Yu calls out to him to say that he dropped this package. Takumi thanks her. While Yu helps him carry the packages, she comments that about Takumi’s becoming more popular after the sports festival. Takumi laughs and says that she is a big help since girls still likes giving things [to him]. He comments that it seems that there are also a lot of people giving gifts to Haruto but then, there is no one who would dare give it directly to him..for now.
Takumi asks Yu if she’ll be okay for he heard that guy [Kanei] during the sports festival had come to their school. Yu says that it is okay for he isn’t a bad person. Takumi comments that she’s really strong and he’ll be very happy if she’ll depend on him because she’s scared. Yu says that in the end, he really a S[adist]. Takumi laughs and says that it is the first time someone said that to him. Maiko quietly watches them. At a fastfood restaurant, Yu is eating with Maiko and Tarako. Maiko is asking Yu if there is progress between her and Takumi’s love. Yu says that actually, they already broke up. Maiko asks why. Yu tells her that a lot of things happened. Maiko says but it seems that there is no change in their interaction and so mature-- Yu is so cool that she is so lively even if she was rejected. Tarako tells Yu not to mind it after all, the other party is the White Prince so eat some fries. With some complicated feelings, Yu just thanks them. Maiko says that there is something that she wants to talk with her about love that is distressing her. After today, Maiko had found out that she wanted to be closer to Haruto and chat more with him but her heart is beating so fast and Haruto is so nice.
Tarako comments that in the end, their seats are closer. Maiko asks Yu how she can become like Yu because she can talk normally with Haruto. Maiko laments that she has not gone steady with a guy yet, and she isn’t as cute as Yu nor well developed like Tarako. Yu exclaims not at all for Maiko is very cute and feminine, also good in cooking. Maiko asks if in the end, it is like that. The two blushes yet kept quiet. Then, the two change the topic by talking about trying some new milk shake flavor. Blushing Maiko tells them not to ignore her. Yu laughs and apologizes. She tells Maiko that she’ll cheer her on. Tarako tells her to ‘fight-’ Maiko thanks them and says that she’ll go ahead. Yu is puzzled while Tarako bids her goodbye. At the dorm, exhausted Yu lies down on her bed. She mutters that she unexpectedly said that she’ll cheer Maiko on.. Looking at her octopus doll, Yu says that in the end, Maiko was the first to say that she likes Haruto so as a friend, she’ll quietly cheer her on.. [<- This is a Japanese thing which I first learned in Skip Beat. If your friend told you first that she likes a certain guy, that guy is reserved for her and as friends, that guy is ‘off limits’ for you. If the guy falls for you, that is big trouble between friends. That is, even if your friend isn’t going steady with the guy and the guy is not even interested in your friend.]
At school, Yu is surprised to see Maiko’s new haircut. Maiko says that she decided to change it and doesn’t she look a bit mature. Tarako says that it suits her. Holding a small bag of cookies, Maiko says that she tried to bake some and make it as a thank you gift to Haruto. Yu says that she’s so amazing for she is really great in making these things since they look delicious. She thinks that Maiko is sparkling and so cute that it is simply like a difference between the sky and earth compared to her who had fallen into the dark despair. It is really great if so-called romance is like that so how does she want to deal with Haruto.. Just when the class ended and the teacher is reminding the class about what will appear in the exam, Yu glances at Haruto who is standing up and walking fast. Maiko tries to call him but Haruto is already talking with Kaji who complains about going to the gym at the door. Yu urges Maiko to try one more time. Maiko says that she won’t dare to and it isn’t easy to do that. To Yu’s surprise, Maiko asks her to help her by giving it to Haruto. Yu agrees so she heads to where the guys had gone to. She overhears Kaji’s voice so she opens the door to find the guys in the middle of changing their clothes for PE. To Yu’s embarrassment, the guys tease her for being a ‘lewd wolf’ then some girls exclaim that they also want to see the Black Prince changing clothes.
To the girls’ surprise, the door is immediately closed by Haruto who had pulled Yu inside. He asks Yu what’s up. The guys ask her what’s up and does she want to see them naked that much. Flustered Yu thinks that it is the same as before, he is teasing her. Haruto tells her to recklessly shout like the usual or else, he won’t let her out. Yu holds up the bag and mutters, this.. Holding it, Haruto asks what is it. The others say that it is chocolates or something, nah, it’s vanilla cookies. Haruto asks what’s up with the low voice that she is mumbling to herself. What is this for it really puts him in a bad mood. That gave Yu a stab of pain that she slides the door open and tells him to relax for Maiko gave that to him. Going to Maiko, Yu happily tells her that she had successfully given it to him. They were surprised when Haruto came back and asked Maiko if she made this. Maiko says yes. Tossing the bag back to Maiko, Haruto says that this kind of thing annoys him. Yu says that he’s mean to say that and does he have to said it that way.. Haruto is already leaving the classroom. Yu is worried about Maiko but the other girls find Haruto so cool and so cold. Maiko is already getting ready to leave school early. Yu notices that Maiko is already in tears.
Later on, Yu invited Maiko to her room so that she can calm down and rest because right now, there are no students here. Wiping her tears, Maiko thanks Yu and says that she is already alright. Yu apologizes and blames herself for giving it to Haruto that caused this to happen. Maiko gloomily says no..for Haruto, that will inevitably attract trouble since it is homemade cookies. Yu insists that Haruto is too mean. To distract Maiko, Yu decides to show her something interesting. She showed Maiko her yearbook when she looked nerdy. Maiko is surprised for Yu totally doesn’t look like how she is now. Yu says that’s right, she’s super old fashioned. She says that she’s really a different person before and after having make-up. Since that seems to cheer Maiko up, Yu continues to tell Maiko that during the party with her classmates, the guys were ridiculing her and during junior high, she has a nickname of ‘red jizo’. Maiko says that it simply hard to believe. Yu laughs and says that it startled her that she felt that it is so funny. Maiko thanks her for the change of mood.
Later on, Takumi is surprised to see Yu and Maiko together at the dorm’s vending machine. Yu is also surprised since the school is already over and they had already come back. There is a scene of Haruto at the shoe lockers. Takumi compliments Maiko’s hairstyle as being cute and it really suits her. Maiko thanks him. Yu immediately asks if the Black Devil is also back. Takumi says that he should be in his room. Yu says that’s great so she urges Maiko to quickly go.. Maiko asks Takumi why he broke up with Yu. The two are surprised by Maiko’s sudden question. Maiko explains that it is because their relationship is so good that it is quite baffling. Takumi laughs and says that they only tried to go steady for a while. Yu thinks that no wonder it is Takumi for he easily skips over it. Takumi says but then, right now, it seems that Yu already likes someone else, isn’t it so, Yu-chan? Sparkling Maiko asks who is it. Yu tells Maiko that no..it isn’t.. Then, she asks smiling Takumi what is he saying. She couldn’t believe that Takumi will say that in front of Maiko. Smiling Takumi asks if she had sensed it, this is a rare opportunity so say it out right now. Maiko anticipates. Yu becomes nervous for what should she do. And, Haruto is in his room, changing his clothes.
Comment: This kind of scenario can go the way of friends having a bitter quarrel over one guy. It can be vicious if Maiko becomes ‘black’ for she can accuse Yu of pretending to be her friend, not really helping her, spread in school about how Yu looked like before, etc. Yu would most likely blame herself for everything and be submissive. We can say that Takumi has already seen the signs and knows why Yu is acting differently. I wonder what he is thinking for making Yu say it out. She cannot exactly deny it since she’ll be in trouble if Maiko learns later on and she doesn’t seem to be the type who’ll want to lie to a friend, and yet, she cannot exactly tell the truth either. Maybe, Takumi is just doing that for fun being a S. I would think that we won’t see Kanei around anymore unless he’s needed for the story. He seems inclined to just find some girlfriend for himself. Haruto did ‘chase’ Kanei away when he thought that he is troubling Yu. That shows concern but for the rest, maybe it is ‘teasing’ just to see how she’ll react? Yu’s answer back to Haruto regarding the cookies is good. Hehe, for a guy to be mean to another can be a turn on for some girls but then, they are ‘rivals’ so that might be the reason for their reaction towards what Haruto said and did to Maiko. Now, will Maiko also be like that? Will she still pursue Haruto after what had happened? It is interesting to note that Haruto said that he doesn’t know what ‘love’ is. In a way, how will he change if he knew? Scans by Draw Club同萌绘汉化
Quote of the day:
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.